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The Stars Are on Our Side
by Jennifer Hartmann


“You don’t have to fly alone anymore,” he says. “Let me rescue you.”

My anxiety washes away when his thumbs lightly graze the skin below my ears, back and forth, slow and tender. His voice is my safety net, his touch my solid ground. 

“Let me be your wings.”

Tabitha Brighton’s name made national headlines when she was kidnapped by the infamous serial killer known as the Matchmaker. She was also known for something else: being the only victim he ever willingly released.

Now, two years later, she’s ready to tell her story.

Through a series of interviews with a local writer, single mother Tabitha relives every harrowing detail of her trauma, haunted by the memory of the man she was held captive with and ultimately lost. As she confronts her demons, she finds solace in Gabe—the new man in her life who will do whatever it takes to prevent her from slipping back into the shadows.

But Gabe has his own troubled past that threatens to unravel their fragile connection. And just when Tabitha begins to believe in the possibility of new love and a fresh start, her world is turned upside down once again.

Gabe always tells her not to look down, to keep flying. But even stars fall…

And no one ever talks about the crash.

The Stars Are on Our Side is the fourth interconnected standalone in the world of Still Beating, June First, and Lotus, featuring fan-favorite characters Tabitha and Gabe.

Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

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